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MISC:Vintage bike swap meet, lotsa BMX posted by: Jeff on 8/22/2005 at 1:28:08 AM
Here's the official press release:

First Flight Bicycles To Host 5th Annual Crossroads Bike Festival

STATESVILLE, NC First Flight Bicycles is hosting the Fifth Annual Crossroads Bike Swap in Statesville, NC. This three day event will bring cyclists together to reminisce and celebrate the rich history of mountain biking.

The festivities begin on Saturday August 27 with a 10K Itusi Trail Run at Lake Norman State Park. The Itusi Trail has been built entirely with volunteer labor and all profits from the weekend will help support the trail building effort. The festivities will then shift to the park community building in the afternoon. Ross Shafer, Paul Sadoff, Jacquie Phelan, Joe Murray and Paul Thomasberg will be speaking about their respective roles in the birth of mountain biking. The day will finish with an open house at First Flight where 350+ vintage bikes, from 1869 through the 1990?s, will be on display along with hundreds of bike parts and several thousand catalogs and magazines.

Sunday, August 28 starts out with a scenic road bike tour of Iredell County. There will be opportunities to check out Linney?s Mill, Ft. Dobbs and gemstones at Hiddenite. While everyone is out enjoying the ride, we will set up the swap meet at the Statesville Civic Center. There will be 40 vendor tables and over 100 show bikes to check out. Classic bikes such as the Shelby Donald Duck bike, high wheel ordinary bikes, Stingray muscle bikes and Whizzer motor bikes will be on display. It will be a great way to relive your child hood. During the swap meet, we will hold the drawing for a Fox Racing Shocks Vanilla fork, Cane Creek Terros Disc Tubeless wheel set and Shimano Deore XT disc wheel set. Tickets are currently available at the shop or via phone at 704.878.9683.

The Charlotte, NC based Dirt Divas will be hosting several skills clinics, featuring Jacquie Phelan, on Sunday. For more details, check out www.dirtdivas.net

We have recently purchased the vintage inventory of Bob?s Cycle Shop in Rome, GA. Bob was a long time Schwinn dealer and saved examples of some of the more interesting Schwinn bikes concentrating on Stingrays and BMX bikes. There are also about 30 years worth of Schwinn catalogs, dealer kits, parts lists and dealer paraphernalia. We will be displaying some of the nicer pieces as well as selling off some of the duplicate items.

The ?Ride with the Legends? off-road ride will be the Monday activity. We will explore some classic East-Coast single track in the Pisgah National Forest near Asheville. This will be a great opportunity to ride with the mountain bike pioneers and compare your skill level to some world class athletes while talking about frame and component design at the same time. Figure on a ride time of four to five hours.

Joe Murray
Joe started road riding in Marin County California in the 1970?s and entered his first mountain bike race at the age of 15. Joe began to receive some recognition when he finished fourth in the 1983 Rockhopper race.
The next year, Joe won 15 races including 8 straight and finished as the NORBA National Champion. The next year, Joe used a string of 12 straight wins to secure his second NORBA Championship. He then used his racing experience by becoming a bicycle designer for Marin Mountain Bikes, Merlin, Kona, Shimano and VooDoo. Joe was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 1988.
Jacquie Phelan
Jacquie is likely the most celebrated female in the sport of mountain biking. She began her racing career is 1981 and her highlights include The NORBA National Championship in 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1986 vice championship. Jacquie has been visible in the sport for almost 25 years and has appeared in numerous TV shows and magazines worldwide. She is also the founder of the Women?s Mountain Bike and Tea Society (WOMBATS) and has been active in teaching skills clinics for all levels of riders. Jacquie was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 1988.

Ross Shafer
Ross Shafer built his first road frame in Paradise, California in 1976, and continued to build them under the Red Bush banner between carpentry and bike shop jobs. He finally started building frames full-time when he got a job as head frame builder at Santana Cycles. After a year at Santana, Ross turned his frame building skills to mountain bikes. Subsequently, Salsa Cycles was born with six custom built bikes. To further enhance the proper fitting of the frames, he started making custom stems in 1982. Salsa Stems emerged in 1984 as Shafer entered the market of quality cro-moly stems and production frames. Later that year he also introduced the roller cable guide. Ross was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 1991.
Paul Thomasberg
Paul Thomasberg started riding backcountry trails the summer of 1969 in the Tahoe National Forest. In 1976 Paul cobbled together his first "Mountain Bike." It was a bizarre mix of road, cruiser, BMX, and motorcycle parts with 3.0 tires, 18" motorcycle wheels laced to Phil Wood tandem hubs. Wild Bill of "Shade Tree Racing" fame convinced Paul to attend his first mountain bike race in Whiskeytown. In 1985, Paul wandered into a local welding and fabrication shop of Rod Moses (Interloc Racing Design) to find someone to help him design an extra long seat post for his mountain bike. With Paul?s influence Rod sat down and created the two-bolt seat post design that is used by many aftermarket companies today. By 1987 Paul was recognized for his ability to test mountain bike parts and provide valuable feedback to designers and engineers. He is chosen by WTB to race and evaluate their new product designs. In 1988 Paul met Brian Skinner from Shimano and was offered bike parts to test. 1989 Paul moves to Bend Oregon and helps found the Central Oregon Trail Alliance. Paul was inducted in the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 2004.

Paul Sadoff

Paul started out as bike mechanic in 1976 and built his first frame in 1978. The first frame was built for himself out of necessity since he couldn?t afford to purchase a custom frame. Each frame led to another until Paul gave in and became a full time builder in 1988. Paul?s frames have been ridden at the Olympics and at world championship cyclocross and mountain bike races around the world. In the world of mass production, each Rock Lobster frame is hand built by Paul and Paul only. The painting is the only job left to outside hands. When many small builders have given up or been bought out, Paul still continues to build in much the same way as when he started nearly 30 years ago.

For more details, check out www.firstflightbikes.com or call 704.878.9683.
Registration forms @:
http://www.firstflightbikes.com/ebay/brochure%20pa.pdf
http://www.firstflightbikes.com/ebay/brochure2%20pa.pdf

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Crossroads Bike Festival

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WANTED:information posted by: jim allen on 8/19/2005 at 2:48:22 PM
anyone know where to get model,year and original part information on redline bikes .
try to gather enough information to start a project
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          RE:WANTED:information posted by DONALD,RAY on 7/6/2006 at 5:25:56 PM
LOOK ON THE BOTTEM OF THE BIKE WHERE THE CRANK'S GO AT CHECK MY POST ON HERE OR VINTAGEBMX.COM ID DONALD,RAY MEMPHIS,TENN SELLING EARLY ONE'S LIKE TORKER,REDLINE DIAMOND,BACK'S PART'S FRAME-SET'S PART'S AND OTHER'S NEW OLD 'S
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AGE / VALUE:$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ posted by: Dallas on 8/19/2005 at 1:19:28 PM
Still paying cash for 70's-late 80's bmx stuff!Complete bikes,parts,accessories,magazines.Anything related to the early BMX days.16" pit bikes,20" bikes,24" Cruiser,26" Cruisers.Names like-JMC**SE-RACING{OM FLYER,FLOVAL FLYER,PK RIPPER,QUADANGLE ETC.}**REDLINE**JMC{ESPECIALLY LOOKING FOR A JMC 24"CRUISER FRAME & FORK OR COMPLETE BIKE}**R&R**HUTCH**PATTERSON**GT**TORKER**KUWAHARA**RACE INC**CW RACING**NOMURA**PROFILE**MONGOOSE**SIDEHACKS**GJS**DG**VDC**
E-mail me directly instead of posting on this form.Between work and everything else going on,I hardly get a chance to visit this site.Thanks,Dallas.....$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ posted by lisa on 8/22/2005 at 6:19:32 PM
hello i have a ton of bikes,i have a red bmx all origanal,and i inherated an old bike shop,i havent really gone through it but theres allot of parts, would you be interested,any one looking for any thing?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ posted by Gary Masching on 8/29/2005 at 7:55:27 PM

Hello, I am finally ready to part
with what's left of my 70's moto cross bike.
Ashtebula forks, motorcycle bars,
special goosneck, takagi cranks,
large spoke front wheel, that's about it -
Gary
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ posted by walt adams on 9/3/2005 at 4:10:56 AM
really need redline forks willing to pay $$$
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ posted by walt adams on 9/3/2005 at 4:11:02 AM
really need redline forks willing to pay $$$
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ posted by kirk on 9/8/2005 at 3:15:24 AM
i was wondering if anyone had any old dyno detour frames they want to get rid of. i used to have one but some one stole it, i just want a oldschool bike project. if any one has one, and they want to get rid of if please give me a email. thx
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ posted by DONALD,RAY on 7/6/2006 at 5:32:27 PM
GUY'S GOT WHAT YALL BEEN LOOKING FOR I HOPE , ANY BODIE IS INTRESTED MY POST ON HERE OR VINTAGEBMX.COM ID IS DONALD RAY,MEMPHIS,TENN SELLING A LOT' OF EARLY ,OLD AND NEW PART'S OTHER'S JUST LOOK AT IT SELLING ALL OF MY REDLINE'S EARLY ,OLD ,NEW PART'S FRAME-SET'S COMPLETE BIKE'S BY REDLINE CHECK MY POST IT WILL TEL WHAT I GOT
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ posted by DONALD,RAY on 7/9/2006 at 6:27:26 AM
mail me superchevysunday@bellsouth.net
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AGE / VALUE:thruster bmx posted by: scott on 8/19/2005 at 1:40:41 AM
I have recently aquired 2 thruster bmx bikes and i cant seem to find any information on them (everything i find is in reference to the tri powers which doesnt help me at all) thanks
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:thruster bmx posted by Mike on 9/23/2005 at 4:33:21 AM
I'll paste what I have read on these so far: "There were actually 3 frames available from Thruster when they first started out. The Tim Judge (std length w/ large bb), the Ferdie Garcia (std length, small bb) and the jamie Burroughs (long frame w/ large bb). I believe the Jamie Burroughs, was re-named "Vanishing Point" when Jamie left the team. Later Thrusters were "Tri Power" (same as Vanishing Point but no gusset but a 3 tube front tri angle), "Thruster 2" (considered an expert sized frame), and a Tri Power 24". Speed Unlimited is a Speed Shop located in N.J., they used to build Rocket Cars and Dragsters, as well as BMX."

I also have a Thruster frame, mine is a Tri power XL, in chrome. Actually in very good shape, I have had this since '86. I too would like some information as to how much these are worht, and how common they are. Mine is the only one that I've seen. Has the 3 bars up the middle, and the welds and chrome are top quality.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:thruster bmx posted by ks on 10/2/2005 at 4:22:36 AM
i too have ownn thrusters in the past along with some freinds most had timmy judge some had tri powers great bikes bought mind in 78 i think tri powers came a little later. i see more tri powers than any others ,most go for a couple of hundred on ebay judges go higher ,have only see a few but i dont look alot. mind had thruster bars and neck the neck would be worth a lot,i have seen some bars but never a neck .thruster had a life time garuntee when they where still in bussiness never saw a judge break but saw a few tri powers break up front where the three bars meet i loved mine stupid me gave it to my nefew and he had it stolen from him im still hoping to run in to it some day at a rummage sale or something never know they are out there just have to find them people dont know what they have.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:thruster bmx posted by Derek Seidensticker on 3/1/2006 at 4:03:02 PM
I know this is a shot in the dark but I am trying to run down some Thruster forks for an old Tri-Power I am tring to restore. If you still have those Thrusters I would be interested in purchasing.

Thanks Derek
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:thruster bmx posted by Joe Mcglynn on 9/26/2016 at 7:00:24 PM
My names Joe I have a thruster frame Timmy judge I'm also looking for forks I raced in 79to 81in Orlando Florida at Barnet park I gave my bike to my nephew and only got the frame back I'm looking for parts to rebuild it it need's rechromed but I don't know Ware or how to go about that if anyone has advice please post an let me know
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:thruster bmx posted by Joe Mcglynn on 9/26/2016 at 7:12:40 PM
My names Joe I have a thruster frame Timmy judge I'm also looking for forks I raced in 79to 81in Orlando Florida at Barnet park I gave my bike to my nephew and only got the frame back I'm looking for parts to rebuild it it need's rechromed but I don't know Ware or how to go about that if anyone has advice please post an let me know
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WANTED:gt jr or dinky dyno posted by: dan on 8/17/2005 at 10:31:58 AM
these are 16 inch bikes made for children.if you have one or just parts nice or rusty e mail me thanks.even if this meesage gets old im always looking thanks
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          RE:WANTED:gt jr or dinky dyno posted by Jim on 8/25/2005 at 4:11:53 PM
I have a really nice all original DINKY DYNO available drop me an email!
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MISC:Cancellation of Boston Swap Meet posted by: Peter Naiman on 8/12/2005 at 8:37:37 PM
I'm posting the note for good friend Jason Cloutier with regard to the afformentioned Boston Swap Meet.

Thank you, Peter Naiman
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The organizer of the Boston Swap Meet at Hibernian Hall, 151 Watertown Street., Watertown, MA has cancelled the plaaned swap since there were not sufficient pre-registered sellers to cover costs, she cannot afford to go ahead with the event. I know that there are some out-of-town people who were planning on travelling to Boston for the weekend to attend both the swap meet and the Larz show. Rather than abandon the swap meet, I would like to try to make it happen.

Since the efforts to resurrect the Boston Bike Swap
have failed, I am inviting anybody that is interested
to stop by for a bicycle yard sale this weekend here
at my house. I should be available both Saturday and
Sunday. I have the inventory of two closed bike shops
and an accululation of stuff collected during the 16
years that I have lived here. The swap meet will be for CR and Bob List members only.

I live in the northeast corner of Rhode Island, only 1
mile from I-95. Please contact me off-list for
directions.

Sincerely,
Jason Cloutier
Pawtucket, RI
Contact Email: velo59@yahoo.com

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AGE / VALUE:Ishiwata bmx posted by: Roy on 8/11/2005 at 7:01:35 PM
Hi does anyone have any info pictures help please.I have got an ishiwata bmx and nobody has got any info on them or pictures..Can anyone please help me.
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WANTED:schwinn hurricane chain guard posted by: erin on 8/11/2005 at 2:39:46 AM
looking for a red chain guard for a schwinn hurricane with lettering that said "hurricane 5" email with any info. thanks!

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MISC:Name of certain frame posted by: Jeff on 8/10/2005 at 7:28:02 PM
Hello,
Can anyone tell me the name of what most people call a "Schwinn Straight Tube" bike. I had one as a child and am finding out that it is rather rare. This bike was probably 20" as I used it as a BMX style bike.
The straight tubes were just below the curved top tube, there were two of them.
Thanks
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          RE:MISC:Name of certain frame posted by scott on 8/19/2005 at 1:39:22 AM
I think it might have been a schwinn tornado
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          RE:MISC:Name of certain frame posted by scott on 8/19/2005 at 1:56:17 AM
I can send some pictures if you want but they will take a while to load
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AGE / VALUE:bmx phantom posted by: Mark Kennedy on 8/9/2005 at 8:30:00 PM
I have a old bmx Scwhinn "20"inch? bike that I'm trying to research. It has "BMX" on the seat and "Phantom" on the chain guard that is done in black lettering with a yellow surround . It has 5 spoke plastic rims that are yellow and yellow handgrips. thanks for any info. If it makes any differrece the serial# is FT520317 and the serial# on the badge is #2092.
reddrod
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:bmx phantom posted by rod on 8/15/2005 at 3:18:22 PM
Your BMX Phantom was made in June 1982; however, I'm in the dark on the serial-numbered badge.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE: bmx phantom posted by Jeff Bikeguy on 9/20/2005 at 5:58:16 PM
The four digit stamp on Schwinn headbadges was a date code of some type and was used for warranty issues among other things. The last digit was the year the bike was manufactured but nobody (Not even our Schwinn rep) has been able to tell me what the other three digits were. I know that Schwinns from the 90's only had a few different date codes.
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AGE / VALUE:   Am'e Grips posted by: Jason on 8/6/2005 at 1:10:17 PM
Anyone recall modular component grips by Am'e? They come in about 6 or 7 pieces and bolt together on the bar...What were they called and how do they go together. I got a set in the box, but it may be missing parts....Thanks
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MISC:gett bearings out of sountour rear whl posted by: jason on 7/29/2005 at 7:36:55 PM
How do you get the bearings out of an 1980's suntour rear wheel? the cup is way tight in an aluminum hub?
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WANTED:DG Junior Forks posted by: Michael Wilson on 7/28/2005 at 5:03:37 AM
I'm looking for a pair of DG Junior forks, for a bike that i have restored, It is blue so i would like blue forks if possible. thanks for the help.
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MISC:Larz Anderson National Bike Show and Watertown Swap/ August 14th posted by: Peter Naiman on 7/27/2005 at 1:35:50 PM
A number of events beside the Concours are planned for Sunday August 14th. David Herlighy, noted cycle historian and author will be attending and doing a book signing and talk, the Wheelman will be attending and plan on riding at the show in period dress with possibly giving demonstration on riding a highwheeler. Mavic Wheels which is now a sponsor of the show is planning a demonstration which I will have more information on later.

At 9:00AM Jack Demerest or as most of his friends know him as Five Speed Jack will open the day by leading a ride through Bostons famed Emerald Necklace and return to the show at roughly 10:00AM for the shows opening. For those who want to drop off bikes and go on the ride, I will be at the Museum of Transportation by 8:30AM to take bikes in so those folks can go on the 9:00AM ride.

For more information about the show, please see our website at www.oldroads.com/show and thank you to Webmaster Vin Vullo for updating and hosting our site.
I can be contacted on my email address listed with this post for additional information on the show.

Hope to see you all there.

Peter Naiman
Shorewood, WI
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MISC:Anyone know of Bartali BMX bikes? posted by: Chris on 7/24/2005 at 1:09:07 AM
At a garage sale here in Florida today I came across an italian made BMX bike called a 'Bartali'. I can't find anything on eBay or Google about this bike or the company that made it (early 1990's??). I have an old Kuwahara and this thing feels even lighter. Anyone with info who can tell me more please email me!
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